Bandier program named top music business program

The Newhouse School’s Bandier program for recording and entertainment industries has been named a top music business program by Billboard magazine. The program has been included on the publication’s “Top Music Business Schools” list every time it has run.

The Bandier program combines the study of the business of music, media, marketing and entrepreneurship with hands-on experiences to prepare students for a successful career in the music industry. It was made possible through a generous gift from Syracuse University Trustee and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier ’62.

The Billboard announcement notes the 10-year run of the program’s David M. Rezak Music Business Lecture Series, which has allowed students to hear from and network with major industry figures, including Tat Tong, head of A&R for Sony Music in Greater China, and Jacqueline Saturn ’90, president of Virgin Music Label and Artist Services.

“It’s just one of the ways the program, a creative community housed within the larger, high-spirited student body of Syracuse, fortifies its industry-facing curriculum.”